<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />These positions are located in the Workforce Staffing & Recruitment Branch, Division of Human Resources and Organization Management, Office of Administration, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Positions function as a Human Resources Specialists performing Recruitment & Placement/Classification duties for assigned organizations. <br /><br />-This position is outside the bargaining unit.<br />-This announcement may be used to fill additional like vacancies<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Entry-level Human Resources Specialists will work within the Workforce Staffing and Recruitment Branch. Assignments are designed to provide training and practice in HR programs and operations. Within this framework, the incumbent will provide assistance to senior HR Specialists with duties that may include, but are not limited to the following:<br /> <ul> <li>The incumbent provides staffing, placement and classification services to assigned portions of an organization for a segment of the Bureau of Labor Statistics providing technical advice and assistance on fundamental human resources rules, regulations, and policies governing human resources decisions. </li> <li>As assigned, advertises positions (both Merit Promotion and Delegated Examining), makes qualifications determinations, develops selection certificates, and processes selections. Advises management in the use of automated processes, including the DOL Online Opportunities Recruitment System (DOORS) or those associated with BLS-Hire for entry-level positions. Provides advice to management for the assigned cases for the rating and ranking of applicants and issuing certificates. Reviews internal staffing actions such as reassignments, details, and promotions which are used to fill or temporarily fill vacancies.</li> <li>As assigned, performs external recruitment. This may include use of BLS-Hire for entry-level positions or Delegated Examining processes. The appointing authorities include both competitive and excepted appointments and the use of special appointing authorities such as the Veteran's Recruitment Appointment, Schedule C, Peace Corps, Student Employment, and Schedule A for persons with disabilities. </li> <li>Reviews and discusses with Supervisors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) job analyses and crediting plans, and provides fundamental advisory service to supervisors on referral certificates and on promotion or reassignment actions to ensure local requirements have been accurately considered. </li> <li>As assigned, performs position classification duties such as conducting desk audits; interpret and apply classification standards to positions to determine correct series, title and employees.</li> <li>As assigned, sets pay for selection, promotion or reassignment actions associated with filling the vacancy, and provides advice to managers and employees regarding pay issues.</li> <li>Using analytical approaches, tracks recruitment and hiring efforts and other metrics for assigned projects. Coordinates information with organization contacts and develops reports for the Branch Chief. </li> <li>As assigned, participates in special projects, including HR automation initiatives. Attends conferences or training sessions, as necessary. Functions in a team environment exchanging information with team members for developmental purposes.</li> </ul> <br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 12 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S, citizen and at least 16 years old.</li> <li>Appointment to these positions may require a background investigation.</li> <li>Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.</li> </ul> <br /> Applicants must meet time-in-grade, time-after-competitive-appointment and qualifications requirements within 30 calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy to be eligible for consideration for selection. Reference the "Required Documents" section for additional requirements. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>Applicants must meet one of the following minimum qualification requirements to qualify for this position:<br /><br /></strong>A. Education: Applicants may qualify at the <strong>GS-9</strong> level with: A. Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related.<br /><br />OR<br /><br />B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience equivalent in scope and responsibility to the next lower grade level (GS-07) in the federal service. This experience could have been obtained in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as: applying basic human resources (HR) principles, practices, and concepts to gather and analyze facts and draw conclusions, respond to inquiries, and communicate factual and procedural information clearly. YOUR RESUME MUST INCLUDE A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE. <br /><br />OR<br /><br />C. A Combination of Education and Specialized Experience: Graduate level education as described in A. above, but less than two years or a completed degree, and specialized experience as described in B, but less than one year. When combined, the percentage of the education and specialized experience requirements completed must be at least 100%.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />If you wish to use your education as a basis for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must submit academic transcripts demonstrating that you meet the qualifying educational requirements. Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service. <br /><br />If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />DOL seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse customers we serve. DOL fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. <br /><br />Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflects your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases you may need to submit more than one SF-50. <br /><br />Refer to these links for more information: GENERAL INFORMATION , ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION , FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />Click here for Evaluation details. For Displaced Employees ONLY: if you meet the eligibility requirements for special priority selection under ICTAP / CTAP , you must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. ICTAP/CTAP eligibles will be considered "well-qualified" if they attain at least a rating score of 85 in a numerical rating scheme. Be sure to review DOL Account Eligibility Questions #24 and 27 to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP/CTAP eligible and submit supporting documentation.<br /><br />Evaluation Factors (Competencies) – All qualified applicants will be evaluated on the following key competencies:<br /><br />Customer Service<br /><br />Interpersonal Skills<br /><br />Oral Communication<br /><br />Problem Solving<br /><br />Self Management<br /><br />Writing<br /><br />HR Program Knowledge and Application<br /><br />Legal, Government, and Jurisprudence<br /><br />Technology Application<br /><br />The information you provide may be verified by a review of your work experience and/or education, by checking references and through other means (ex. interview). Your evaluation may also include a review by an HR Specialist or panel and may include other assessment tools (ex. interview, structured interview, written test, work sample, etc). <strong>The examining Human Resources Office (HRO) makes the final determination concerning applicant ratings. Your resume MUST provide sufficient information to substantiate your vacancy question responses. If not, the HRO may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of competency indicated by the content of your resume.</strong><br /><br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on the vacancy closing date. <strong>Warning: If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.</strong> Also, do not upload password protected documents. <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required from all applicants (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY):</strong><br /><br /><strong>ARE YOU A CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE?</strong> If applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service, please provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" which shows your appointment eligibility for the position for which you are applying. Your SF-50 must identify the highest grade you held on a permanent basis, Pay Plan/Pay Schedule, Series, and Grade/Pay Band, and career status. Multiple SF-50 may be submitted to demonstrate your highest previous rate and eligibility. <br /><br />*WARNING: An award SF-50 (ex. cash or time off award) may not indicate grade, step and competitive status. For current DOL employees, an award SF-50 DOES NOT indicate grade and step. <br /><br />- Most recent performance appraisal/evaluation signed and dated within 18 months is requested by the agency, but will not disqualify candidates if not submitted. If not submitted during the application process, one may/will be requested at the time of the interview if the opportunity is extended. Applies to current and former Federal employees. <br /><br />- Land Management Eligibles: a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) proving your eligibility for appointment under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. This service must have been performed in the competitive service, under a time limited appointment in a Land Management Agency, as defined by P.L. 114-328. For more information, click here . <br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required if applicable:</strong><br /><br />- Displaced Employee Placement Documents – Only required if requesting priority consideration under ICTAP / CTAP Eligibility.<br /><br />- DD-214 – verifying military service, eligibility for consideration under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) and showing character of discharge (ex. Member Copy 4 and 2 are acceptable vs. Copy 1 which is not acceptable to adjudicate veteran's preference)<br /><br />- Special/Non-Competitive Appointing Authority Documents – Applicants who are eligible for consideration, and wish to be considered, under one of the following non-competitive hiring authorities must submit appropriate documentation (click on the links below to see the documentation requirements): Military Spouses (MISP) <br /><br />- Cover Letters are not mandatory and will not be used to verify experience, but may be submitted<br /><br />Applicants selected for employment who are not current DOL employees will be required to provide proof of citizenship , and the E-Verify system will be used to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires.<br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.